RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Dual Magnet Cartridge, Elliptical Stylus, Preamp, Solid Cabinet - Walnut (RT81)

$249.99 USD

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RT81 High Fidelity Turntable


  • Premium components allow this high fidelity belt driven turntable to produce a pure analog listening experience that recreates the performance the way the artist intended
  • High performance AT95E Audio Technica cartridge produces outstanding clarity. The diamond elliptical tipped stylus is designed to track your record grooves with greater precision & accuracy for high definition audio
  • Perfect playback using the balanced aluminum S-Type tonearm ensures the stylus is rested deep in your record’s groove, producing every audio detail indistinguishable from the original recording
  • The beautiful walnut finished cabinet is crafted from solid engineered (MDF) wood, incorporates isolation feet, an aluminum platter, & a rubber slip mat which results in superior isolation from unwanted vibrations
  • Captivating signal clarity is produced with a high quality Texas Instruments preamp, gold plated RCA line outputs, and a ground terminal that ensure warm, true sound

RT81 HiFi Turntable

Fluance’s RT81 High Fidelity Turntable plays traditional LP and EP vinyl records with stunning quality that achieves the purest sound reproduction. When you want the absolute best in music performance, pull out your favorite 33 1/3 or 45 RPM records, hook up your sound system, drop the needle, and immerse yourself in the Fluance RT81 Record Player. Your soul will be captivated by the crisp, distinguishing characteristics of the music you love. Premium components allow this belt driven turntable to produce a pure uncompressed listening experience that recreates the performance the way the artist intended.

Superior Stylus

Superior Stylus Makes for a Pure Analog Listening Experience

Your music will sound richer when the Audio Technica AT95E stylus rests in the grooves of your favorite vinyl record at a mere 2.0 grams of tracking force. The upgraded elliptical diamond stylus is renowned for its freedom from noise and distortion, clarity on musical peaks, and channel balance.

RT81 S-type Tone Arm

Complete Clarity Without Compromising Your Collection

You'll savor every note thanks to the balanced and adjustable counterweight of the S-Type tonearm. The fluid movement of the bearings within the tonearm coupled with the advanced anti-skating system practically caresses your record, preventing scratching and ensuring the stylus is perfectly rested deep in your record’s groove while splendidly coaxing the music out of your vinyl.

RT81 Walnut Cabinet Designed for Serious Performance

Designed for Serious Performance

The walnut finished cabinet is crafted from solid engineered (MDF) wood which reduces vibrations to ensure the stylus provides the best possible signal. Sound isolation feet, an aluminum platter and a rubber slip mat significantly reduce reverberation, leaving you with pure stereophonic sound.

RT81 Turntable Premium Components

Premium Components

Captivating signal clarity is produced with a high quality Texas Instruments preamp, ground terminal and gold plated RCA line outputs that ensures high fidelity sound in its truest form.

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Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer
Dust Cover Yes - Tinted
Turntable Specifications
Drive System Belt Drive
Motor DC Motor with Three Point Rubber Isolation
Speed 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
Speed Variation +/-1.00% - Speed Adjustment Guide
Wow and Flutter 0.2%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted) 67dB or higher (A-weighted, 20kHz LPF)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted) 60dB or higher (unweighted, 20kHz LPF)
Platter Aluminum
Diameter of Platter 12", 30cm
Auto-Stop Yes
Turntable Mat Rubber
Tonearm Specifications
Tonearm Type Static Balanced, S-Type
Supported Cartridge Weight 3.5 to 6.5g
Anti-skating Adjustment Yes
Pivot Bearing Yes
Tonearm Material Aluminum
Tonearm Wire 36 AWG Litz Cable / 7 Strand
Effective Tonearm Mass 28.2 grams
Overhang 19.2mm
Effective Tonearm Length 224mm
Headshell Mount H-4 Bayonet Mount
Tonearm Height 17mm
Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge Type Dual Moving Magnet (MM)
Catridge Model Audio Technica: AT95E
Replacement Stylus ATN95E
Stylus 0.4 × 0.7mil Bonded Elliptical (Diamond)
Cantilever Aluminum
Mount Half inch
Frequency Response 20-20,000Hz
Channel Separation 20dB at 1kHz
Channel Balance 2.0dB or less at 1kHz
Load Impedance/Capacitance 47k Ohms/100pF
Output Voltage 2.5mV +/–3dB
Cartridge Weight 5.7g (+/- 0.5g)
Headshell Weight 10.7g
Recommended Tracking Force 2.0g +/–0.5g
Vertical Tracking Angle 20 degrees
Rubber Belt Specifications
Width 4.5mm
Length 534.07mm
Thickness 0.6mm
Output Specifications
Connector RCA (Gold-plated)
Preamp Yes, PHONO/LINE Switchable
Phono Output 2.5mV +/–3dB
Phono Bypass Yes, all electronics bypassed when using external preamp
Line Output 140mV (–17dBV)
Ground Terminal Yes
Power Specification
Input 100V - 240V AC (50/60Hz)
Output 12V / 500mA
Consumption 1.5W
General Specifications
Dimensions 16.5” x 5.5” x 13.75”
Certifications FCC Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL
Unit Weight 6.4 kg or 14.1 lbs
Operating Temperature 20°C
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What's Included
  • RT81 Turntable
  • Dust Cover
  • 45 Adapter
  • Rubber Slip Mat
  • 3ft RCA Cable With Ground Wire
  • 100V - 240V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Pro Reviews

    Slash Gear review of the fluance rt81 rt80

    Slash Gear Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable

    "Playback from the RT81 was quite good, with even the deeper bass of hip-hop and some electronic music coming through smooth and clear. "

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    CNET review of the fluance rt81 rt80 turntable

    CNET Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable

    "it feels like a $400-$500 turntable. I guess you can tell by now I'm impressed."

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    Tech Crunch review of the fluance rt81 rt80 turntable

    Tech Crunch Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable

    "The walnut finish gives the RT81 one of the best looks of any entry-level turntable I’ve seen. It’s sturdier and heavier than some of the cheaper turntables out there from brands like Crosley and Denon. "

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    Digital Trends Preview of the RT81

    Digital Trends Review of the RT81

    "Music played on the record player was deep and smooth with excellent clarity. In general, there was low distortion, sparkling treble, and strong bass across the records we listened to, from Broadway to Drake."

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Joey Johnson January 13, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    This is my first turntable and I am very happy with it. Setup process is very straightforward even for a beginner, and it sounds great too. I paired it with the Edifier 1700's and they work flawlessly. Also, nice to support a Canadian brand. Highly recommended!

    Ian M January 12, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    Record player looks beautiful. Was easy to set up and works as expected. It's only been a week but I'm very happy.

    Karen M January 12, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    Excellent quality!

    Netta G January 12, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    I ordered the rt81 and I was so surprised at how fast it came. The player itself is really nice and super easy to set up.

    Adam R. January 3, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Illinois, United States

    What can I say about this turntable other than it is fantastic! I have been listening to vinyl since high school (I'm now 26 yrs old) and the RT81 is the definition of how vinyl is meant to be heard and experienced! From the first drop of the needle I could tell how AMAZING of an experience it would be! Love this turntable and would reccomend Fluance to any vinyl enthusiast! Can't wait to listen to music with this turntable for many years to come!

    Kim M December 30, 2018 Audiophile - 20+ Years California, United States

    Two years of flawless performance in one gorgeous unit! You won’t be disappointed!

    ally a December 28, 2018 Novice Listener - 1 Year Tennessee, United States

    An absolutely gorgeous machine with beautiful, clear sound. It was a gift for my fiance as we are new to the turntable scene and we are so pleased with it. It's easy to use and is a gorgeous addition to our home!

    Charles G December 28, 2018 Novice Listener - 1 Year Alabama, United States

    Bought it for my son and he loves it!!!

    Hannah H December 25, 2018 Indiana, United States

    Beautiful to look at. The finish is gorgeous and it is really a beautiful sight. The sound is incredible!

    Royce S December 25, 2018 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Nebraska, United States

    The RT 81 seems to be a very well crafted turntable. I like the option of upgrading cables and cartridge although I am using the supplied items at this point. I wanted a semi-auto turntable and this fits the bill nicely. My only observation is, I would like to see the lift lever located a little more conveniently. It is tucked in very close to the tone arm and is hard to use in dim light. Otherwise, great turntable.

    Sebastian, G. December 23, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years Texas, United States

    My RT-81 is a great turntable. Definitely the best bang for your buck when compared to other turntables in similar price ranges.

    Kenneth Reader December 23, 2018 Audiophile - 20+ Years Georgia, United States

    I looked at the Fluance RT81 on Amazon. I was in need of replacing my 20+ year old Luxman turntable. I wanted a turntable that not only looked good but performed well. I don't consider myself an expert but I have been listening to vinyl records for 50 plus years. I recently bought a set of Fluance Home theater speakers and was really impressed with them so I thought the Fluance turntable would be something to look into. I did my usual research and found numerous good reviews on the RT81. I concur with them all. For the price you cannot beat this gem.

    There is one thing I would like that was not offered. I would like an option to purchase a better cartridge with the turntable. The cartridge offered with the turntable is a good one but there are a lot of better ones.

    Mark E December 22, 2018 Advanced Listener - 2 Years Illinois, United States

    After not having listened to vinyl for 30 years I found some of my old collection in a move and decided to jump back in. After a lot of careful research I can across to the RT81 and I could not be happier. From the build quality, style and sound, this has everything a novice listener, would want. Others in this class can't even compete.

    TJ B December 18, 2018 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    New to the world of turntables but I stumbled upon the RT81 while looking at other turntable reviews on CNet. High quality looking build and sounds great. Chose the RT81 over the Audio-Technica AT-LP120 and have no regrets.

    marc-andre December 16, 2018 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    I had a good vintage pioneer turntable already but i recieved this one as a gift from my job . This seems to be as good as my PL-514 so Im gonna keep the fluance since the look is an upgrade !

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